Tuesday, June 19, 2012

There's an app for that....Falling Stars!

Even though I posted a whole month worth of iPad apps, being the enthusiast I am, I cannot resist to continue posting my favorite new apps for music therapy.  Today's post is centered around the app, "Falling Stars."  It is similar to "Soundrop" but in my opinion way more awesome!  With this app, you get to drop the stars on different lines that you drew.  The fun thing about the lines you draw is that they can be leaves, squiggles, etc.  Each type of line makes a different sound such as percussion, marimba, etc.  I love this app.  I showed a few of my clients today and they were having a lot of fun.  I actually found myself drawn in listening to the sounds and went over my session time because I was so immersed.  Let me know in the comment section if you love this FREE app too!!

This app is great for:

Fine Motor Skills
Sound Discrimination

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Serenade 2: Wide Awake

For today's Sunday Serenade, I thought I would post one of my recent favorites.  The song is "Wide Awake" by Katy Perry.  The reason I like this song so much is because it can be interpreted many different ways which is perfect for songwriting or lyric analysis.  It is great for the junior high teenage population because it is current and popular and still gives a good message.  I use this with my clients by having them explain what each line means to them and how they relate to it.  I, also, can create blanks in place of words and have them fill in their own.  So here it is:

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Serenade 1: I Know A Chicken

Hey hey!  I'm back!  Yes I know it has been a month since I have written.  I had to recuperate after blogging every day for a month.  That was my first try at daily posts and boy was it hard!  Don't get me wrong, I had a blast!  But I just needed a little break before jumping in again.  So today I am introducing a new series I have started called Sunday Serenade.  Every Sunday, I will serenade you with a new video post of my favorite songs used for music therapy interventions or my favorite songs in general.  One of my hobbies is posting the latest and greatest music in cover form.  So enjoy my new series with this first video post:  I Know a Chicken by Laurie Berkner Band!